Family Faith Formation – June 20 & 21
Holy Moly! Water to Wine
Join us each week as a family to have fun together with some of God’s great stories. We’re starting the summer off with a SPLASH with all “water” stories in June!
Start by picking a welcome video from Miss Karla or Miss Renee
Make the sign of the cross (Touch forehead, then heart. Touch one shoulder, then the other.) As you make the cross say, “Love God, Love Neighbor”
How will you make an offering today?
School Age: Thank you, God for giving us: pick 3 people who love you with parenting love! (Dad, Mom, Grandparents, Uncles & Aunts) Right where we are!
Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Right where we are!
Littles: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands
Verse 1: He’s got the whole world in His hands
Verse 2: He’s got really big rainbows in His hands
Verse 3: He’s got all God’s Children in His hands
NEW Verse 4: He’s got all kinds of families in His hands
Dear God, thank you for being our Heavenly Father. Thank you for all the men and women here on earth who help us learn and grow to be more like Jesus. Help us love and appreciate them. Amen.
Holy Moly! Family Movie Time
Sharing and Discussion
In our video today, Jesus was celebrating a wedding. What celebrations do you like to have?
People saying cheers with a special drink. What special drink do you like to have at celebrations?
How many jars of water did Jesus ask for?
What did Jesus do for the family hosting the wedding?
Our story today teaches that God wants us to enjoy celebrating important people and events in our lives. So much that it was Jesus’ first miracle! This weekend we celebrate dads and anyone in our lives that loves us with fatherly love. Every family looks different but we all have people who make sure we are safe, have everything we need, and loves us oh so much just like God our Father in Heaven. That seems like a great reason to celebrate!
Read the Bible Together
School Age Kids: John 2:1-11
Littles: Spark Story Bible page 322 or (Not in Frolic Bible this week, sorry!)
Digging deeper: Jesus helped people in many different ways – feeding a crowd of thousands, making the blind man see again, and calming the storm when the disciples were afraid. These are just a few examples. What are some of the different ways to be helpful? Let’s stretch our thinking a bit. How could you help someone quietly? How could you help someone you’ve never met? How could you help someone without them knowing?
Turn Water to a Special Drink: Use the drink mix packet in our June Drive Thru Kit or your own drink mix. Put a little in the bottom of a cup and pour water in. Come up with variations to make it fun and silly. When everyone has a cup, clink your cups, say cheers, and celebrate that God is our Heavenly Father! (To make it extra fun, play “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang in the background and have a dance party when done!)
Play ball! Have Dad or any family member sit in a chair on one side of the room. Everyone else goes to the opposite side and thinks of questions to ask the person in the “spotlight”. (Ask about their childhood, their travels, their injuries, their favorites, etc. Try to find stories that you’ve never heard before!) Ask your question and throw the spotlight person a ball. After they answer, they throw the ball back to you or to the next person who has a question.
Spotlight art: Using various sizes of lids from your kitchen, make circles on a page. After asking your family members some questions to learn about their history, write the questions and answers in the circles and turn their story into art!
Bless Each Other
The whole family hold hands together and say “Thank you God for our family!” and end with group hug!